Feb 24, 2013 7:22am
I think the idea that "it" has a different definition for everyone speaks volumes. It is a wonderful topic. All I said at the very beginning, 3(?) years ago was this:
If you went and saw them live, regardless of whether you liked the show or not, you have experienced "it".
If you did not see them live for whatever reason, you cannot know "it"
"It" is the experience of attending ANY Grateful Dead show live.
My point(which caused all of the commotion)is that you cannot truly understand the Grateful Dead experience (which by Borneasment's thesis IS Grateful Dead culture) without having seen them live.
I know this pisses people off. It's one man's opinion. If you went, you know what I mean.
It's about life experience making us the people we are. It has nothing to do with knowledge. I totally understand how polarizing this is.
I absolutely believe "It" - the actual live concert experience - is fucking huge. William and others disagree. So be it.
-By the way John, I dig the Buffalo show at Shea's that took place a few days later after Nassau.